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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102056/asthma-related-outcomes-in-patients-initiating-extrafine-ciclesonide-or-fine-particle-inhaled-corticosteroids
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Dirkje S Postma, Richard Dekhuijzen, Thys van der Molen, Richard J Martin, Wim van Aalderen, Nicolas Roche, Theresa W Guilbert, Elliot Israel, Daniela van Eickels, Javaria Mona Khalid, Ron M C Herings, Jetty A Overbeek, Cristiana Miglio, Victoria Thomas, Catherine Hutton, Elizabeth V Hillyer, David B Price
PURPOSE: Extrafine-particle inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) have greater small airway deposition than standard fine-particle ICS. We sought to compare asthma-related outcomes after patients initiated extrafine-particle ciclesonide or fine-particle ICS (fluticasone propionate or non-extrafine beclomethasone). METHODS: This historical, matched cohort study included patients aged 12-60 years prescribed their first ICS as ciclesonide or fine-particle ICS. The 2 cohorts were matched 1:1 for key demographic and clinical characteristics over the baseline year...
March 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091435/influence-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection-on-the-prevalence-and-patterns-of-upper-gastrointestinal-symptoms-in-nigerians-with-diabetes-mellitus
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A Oluyemi, E Anomneze, S Smith, O Fasanmade
BACKGROUND: Infection with Helicobacter pylori infection is widespread in our environment. However, whether this fact has any bearing on the prevalence and pattern of symptoms referable to the upper gastrointestinal (GI) system in our population of diabetes mellitus (DM) patients has not been much studied. AIM: We embarked on this study to evaluate if H. pylori infection played any significant role in the prevalence and patterns of upper GI symptoms in type 2 DM patients in Lagos, Nigeria...
February 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075092/diabetes-mellitus-management-of-gastrointestinal-complications
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Beth Careyva, Brian Stello
Gastrointestinal disorders are common complications of diabetes mellitus and include gastroparesis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and chronic diarrhea. Symptoms of gastroparesis include early satiety, postprandial fullness, nausea, vomiting of undigested food, bloating, and abdominal pain. Gastroparesis is diagnosed based on clinical symptoms and a delay in gastric emptying in the absence of mechanical obstruction. Gastric emptying scintigraphy is the preferred diagnostic test...
December 15, 2016: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052285/gender-difference-of-gastric-emptying-in-healthy-volunteers-and-patients-with-functional-dyspepsia
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Hideki Mori, Hidekazu Suzuki, Juntaro Matsuzaki, Kanami Taniguchi, Toshiyuki Shimizu, Tsuyoshi Yamane, Tatsuhiro Masaoka, Takanori Kanai
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Delayed gastric emptying is one of the reasons why functional dyspepsia (FD) occurs. The 13C-acetate breath test is widely used to evaluate gastric emptying. Nevertheless, the standard value of 13C-acetate breath test has not taken into account the gender difference of gastric emptying among healthy individuals. The main aim of this study was to readjust the standard value of 13C-acetate breath test in the light of gender differences. In addition, we clarified the prevalence and clinical characteristics of delayed gastric emptying in patients with FD using the modified standard values of 13C-acetate breath test...
2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050031/editorial-moving-away-from-focussing-on-gastric-pathophysiology-in-functional-dyspepsia-new-insights-and-therapeutic-implications
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Nicholas J Talley
Functional dyspepsia (FD) is a prevalent syndrome that affects up to one in six Americans, although misdiagnosis as gastroesophageal reflux disease may be common. Early satiety, postprandial fullness, and epigastric pain or burning are the cardinal symptoms. Traditionally, FD has been blamed on gastric dysfunction and much research effort has focussed on unlocking the gastric pathophysiology. New research suggests gastric dysfunction has only a minor role in the pathogenesis in many cases, and the focus has begun to shift to evaluation of duodenal feedback and subtle inflammation including duodenal eosinophilia...
January 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028689/the-quality-of-care-for-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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REVIEW
Rena Yadlapati, Lara Dakhoul, John E Pandolfino, Rajesh N Keswani
Improving the quality of healthcare delivery is a cornerstone of modern medical care shared between all stakeholders. However, effectively improving quality requires both an understanding of the tenets of healthcare quality and how they relate to an individual disease process. This is especially important for common diseases, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), where wide variations in practice exist. The high prevalence of GERD coupled with wide variation in clinical approach results in significant economic burden and poor quality of care...
December 27, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018112/influence-of-capsaicin-infusion-on-secondary-peristalsis-in-patients-with-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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Chih-Hsun Yi, Wei-Yi Lei, Jui-Sheng Hung, Tso-Tsai Liu, Chien-Lin Chen, Fabio Pace
AIM: To determine whether capsaicin infusion could influence heartburn perception and secondary peristalsis in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). METHODS: Secondary peristalsis was performed with slow and rapid mid-esophageal injections of air in 10 patients with GERD. In a first protocol, saline and capsaicin-containing red pepper sauce infusions were randomly performed, whereas 2 consecutive sessions of capsaicin-containing red pepper sauce infusions were performed in a second protocol...
December 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996295/medicinal-plants-for-management-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-a-review-of-animal-and-human-studies
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Mehdi Salehi, Hossein Karegar-Borzi, Mehrdad Karimi, Roja Rahimi
OBJECTIVES: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a prevalent gastrointestinal disease that causes troublesome symptoms and/or complications. The major therapeutic strategy for GERD focuses mainly on symptom alleviation using proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which does not produce a perfect response in all patients. An approach with new therapeutic agents for GERD seems to be essential. The aim of this study was to review animal and human studies investigating the effect of medicinal plants in GERD as well as mechanisms underlying their therapeutic effects...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957783/russian-caucasians-have-a-higher-risk-of-erosive-reflux-disease-compared-with-east-asians-a-direct-endoscopic-comparison
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S-H Ko, M K Baeg, H S Jung, P Kim, M-G Choi
BACKGROUND: Erosive reflux disease (ERD) is prevalent in the West, and its incidence is increasing in the East. The differences between the West and East, especially in body composition, have not been investigated thoroughly. METHODS: Subjects who underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy and body composition analysis during health screening were analyzed retrospectively. Russian Caucasians who visited Korea were propensity matched with native Koreans. Endoscopy results were analyzed to identify ERD and gastroesophageal flap valve (GEFV) status...
December 12, 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957295/review-of-clinical-spectrum-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-in-a-general-population-a-study-from-south-east-iran
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Sodaif Darvishmoghadam, Mohammad Javad Zahedi, Mohammad Mehdi Hayatbakhsh Abbasi, Ali Akbar Haghdoost, Mahdieh Khalilyzade, Elham Karimi Goughari
BACKGROUND Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common gastrointestinal problems worldwide. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical spectrum, prevalence, and some of the variables that are supposed to be the risk factors of this chronic disorder. METHODS This population- based cross-sectional study was conducted in a one-stage randomized clustered sample of adult inhabitants in Kerman city in 2011-2012. A total of 2265 subjects with age range of 15-85 years were enrolled. Face to face interview was performed for all the subjects...
October 2016: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933133/pre-operative-clinical-and-instrumental-factors-as-antireflux-surgery-outcome-predictors
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REVIEW
Salvatore Tolone, Giorgia Gualtieri, Edoardo Savarino, Marzio Frazzoni, Nicola de Bortoli, Manuele Furnari, Giuseppina Casalino, Simona Parisi, Vincenzo Savarino, Ludovico Docimo
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is nowadays a highly prevalent, chronic condition, with 10% to 30% of Western populations affected by weekly symptoms. Many patients with mild reflux symptoms are treated adequately with lifestyle modifications, dietary changes, and low-dose proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). For those with refractory GERD poorly controlled with daily PPIs, numerous treatment options exist. Fundoplication is currently the most commonly performed antireflux operation for management of GERD...
November 27, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919836/concomitant-hiatal-hernia-repair-with-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-is-safe-analysis-of-the-acs-nsqip-database
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Hanaa N Dakour Aridi, Hani Tamim, Aurelie Mailhac, Bassem Y Safadi
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal acid reflux disease (GERD) is prevalent after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG), a common bariatric surgical procedure worldwide. Some studies have suggested that concomitant hiatal hernia repair (HHR) during LSG reduces the risk of GERD, but this has not been substantiated. Little is known about the safety of adding an HHR in this setting. The present study aims to compare 30-day morbidity and mortality and length of hospital stay between patients undergoing LSG alone and those undergoing LSG with HHR...
October 5, 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909902/obesity-and-oesophageal-cancer
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Katharina Nimptsch, Annika Steffen, Tobias Pischon
A substantial increase in the incidence of oesophageal adenocarcinoma has been observed in Western countries during the past 30 years, which may be related to the parallel rise of the obesity prevalence. On the other hand, incidence rates of oesophageal squamous cell carcinomas, the other major histological type of oesophageal cancer, have remained relatively stable. Epidemiological research of the past decades has identified obesity as risk factor for oesophageal adenocarcinoma. Studies investigating general obesity as assessed by body mass index (BMI) provide evidence for a strong positive association with oesophageal adenocarcinoma...
2016: Recent Results in Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868292/patterns-of-reflux-in-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-in-pediatric-population-of-new-south-wales
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Sarath Kumar Narayanan, Ralph Clinton Cohen, Jonathan Saul Karpelowsky
This study is to determine the association of ambulatory pH monitoring (24hr pH) with symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux and its other investigations. The clinical and epidemiological profiles of subjects referred for reflux disorders are also studied. Symptoms or group of symptoms, profiles and prior investigations of 1259 consecutive pediatric subjects (with 1332 24hr pH studies performed) referred for evaluation of reflux disorders between 1988 and 2012 were retrospectively studied. Chi-square or fisher exact test was used for hypothesis testing, student t-test for the comparison of means and the Wilcoxon rank-sum test for comparing medians of continuous variables...
November 21, 2016: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865578/comparison-of-the-carlsson-dent-and-gerd-q-questionnaires-for-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-symptom-detection-in-a-general-population
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R Contreras-Omaña, O Sánchez-Reyes, E Ángeles-Granados
INTRODUCTION: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is an extremely common pathology in the general population and one of the main reasons for consultation in gastroenterology. There are different instruments for detecting its symptoms, but few studies comparing one tool with another have been conducted in Mexico. AIMS: To compare the effectiveness of the Carlsson-Dent questionnaire (CDQ) and the GERD-Q questionnaire (GQQ) in detecting GERD symptoms in a general population...
November 16, 2016: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864505/endoscopic-management-of-idiopathic-subglottic-stenosis-factors-affecting-inter-dilation-interval
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Sepehr Shabani, Matthew R Hoffman, William T Brand, Seth H Dailey
OBJECTIVE: To describe a homogeneous idiopathic subglottic stenosis (ISS) population undergoing endoscopic balloon dilation and evaluate factors affecting inter-dilation interval (IDI). METHODS: Retrospective review of 37 patients. Co-morbidity prevalence versus normal population was evaluated using chi-square tests. Correlations were evaluated using Pearson product moment tests. Independent samples t tests/rank sum tests assessed differences between groups of interest...
November 18, 2016: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858583/surgery-for-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-in-the-morbidly-obese-patient
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Meredith C Duke, Timothy M Farrell
The prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has mirrored the increase in obesity, and GERD is now recognized as an obesity-related comorbidity. There is growing evidence that obesity, specifically central obesity, is associated with the complications of chronic reflux, including erosive esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus, and esophageal adenocarcinoma. While fundoplication is effective in creating a competent gastroesophageal junction and controlling reflux in most patients, it is less effective in morbidly obese patients...
January 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848027/different-effects-of-dietary-factors-on-reflux-esophagitis-and-non-erosive-reflux-disease-in-11-690-korean-subjects
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Su Youn Nam, Bum Joon Park, Yeong-Ah Cho, Kum Hei Ryu, Il Ju Choi, Sohee Park, Young-Woo Kim
BACKGROUND: Although dietary factors seem to be associated with gastroesophageal reflux symptoms, their effects on reflux esophagitis and non-erosive reflux disease (NERD) are unclear. We evaluate dietary effects on NERD and reflux esophagitis. METHODS: A total of 11,690 health check-up persons completed questionnaires for reflux symptoms and 3-day recordings for dietary intake and underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy from 2004 to 2008. Multiple logistic regression with odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) was used to evaluate the relationship of dietary components with NERD or reflux esophagitis...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846245/non-communicable-disease-clinical-practice-guidelines-in-brazil-a-systematic-assessment-of-methodological-quality-and-transparency
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Caroline de Godoi Rezende Costa Molino, Nicolina Silvana Romano-Lieber, Eliane Ribeiro, Daniela Oliveira de Melo
BACKGROUND: Annually, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) kill 38 million people worldwide, with low and middle-income countries accounting for three-quarters of these deaths. High-quality clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are fundamental to improving NCD management. The present study evaluated the methodological rigor and transparency of Brazilian CPGs that recommend pharmacological treatment for the most prevalent NCDs. METHODS: We conducted a systematic search for CPGs of the following NCDs: asthma, atrial fibrillation, benign prostatic hyperplasia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease and/or stable angina, dementia, depression, diabetes, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825279/the-normal-squamocolumnar-junction-is-circumferentially-even-and-minimal-irregularities-are-manifestations-of-gastroesophageal-acid-reflux
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Mats Guerrero Garcia Hall, Jörgen Wenner, Stefan Öberg
BACKGROUND: The macroscopic appearance of the normal squamocolumnar junction (SCJ) is often described as serrated with short projections of columnar mucosa that extend into the esophagus. As studies of the normal SCJ are sparse, the aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that the normal SCJ is even and that irregularities are manifestations of acid reflux. METHOD: Fifty asymptomatic subjects and 149 patients with symptoms suggestive of gastroesophageal reflux disease underwent endoscopy and 48-h pH monitoring with a pH electrode positioned immediately above the SCJ...
March 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
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